Thursday Things! We had Immunology for 2 hours on a Thursday morning then we’d go do something fun afterwards
My cousin had an engagement party
I saw Panic! At the Disco, Justice, The Blackout, General Fiasco x2, Sarah Millican, You Me At Six, Mayday Parade x2, Kids in Glass Houses, McFly, Example, Avenue Q, Blood Brothers, Chris Ramsey, Chicago, Little Comets, The Vaccines
Ate pizza in Scott’s car on Valentine’s day (which was actually a really nice day so shh)
Went bowling with the work people, which was definitely an experience
Got a signed Olly Murs picture
Went out for Farrelly’s 21st, without Farrelly (he cancelled)
Went on an adventure on the way to uni and got lost. It was such a bumper car kind of day
Free spa day for Kirstie’s 21st
I was NOT okay for the first ~half of the year and finally got fixed at the hospital. I didn’t let on to anybody how bad I really was so people didn’t understand and got mad at me for not being able to do anything/go anywhere. Scott included. It was a horrible time. I proper hated life.
Missed Greg Holden cause my mate cancelled on me
Cody’s Funeral :(
Newcastle!!! Where I got completely steamin’ for free.
The 1975 are a band that's been around for a while under a variety of different names and they are wonderful. I first saw then when I was in 6th year at school when they were playing King Tut's supporting another band (might have been General Fiasco?) and I have been searching for them ever since. It was quite a pain that they kept changing their name and deleting their accounts on every website they were on. They were one of those support bands that despite the fact nobody had heard of them, the crowd were going mental for. Finally they are getting some recognition and airplay on Radio 1. Their new EP, Sex was released on Monday and you should definitely check it out. :)
I had my check up at the hospital a couple of weeks ago now. Turns out I haven't gained any of the weight I lost when I was ill but my weight is steady so that's good. The doctor told me to reduce the stress in my life and eat small portions of food but often. My portions are already small so to prevent myself from feeling sick, they have to be tiny pretty much.
I baked some lemonade cupcakes before starting back uni. For the first time ever, they actually looked decent. They always taste nice, but the frosting bit always makes them look a little bit crap. I'm getting there, slowly but surely. (Hence the picture, they looked too good not to show you.)
I started back uni on the 10th which was nice. I like being back to the routine of lectures and seeing people everyday. What I'm not enjoying is how freaking cold it is in the mornings. Good thing Kirsten got me a travel mug for my birthday. I'll be drinking tea in the mornings to heat up whilst on the bus for over an hour. :)
I turned 21 on the 16th on September. I celebrating by partying from Thursday night until Sunday night. And last night. I went to Helen's 21st in The Garage on Thursday, Allyson's ceilidh for her 21st on the Friday and Flat 0/1 for my birthday on the Saturday. It was nice. I had never been there before so I didn't quite know what to expect but it was very relaxed and very comfortable. Loads of sofas around and we had a bed too, which Declan, Dawn and Steve completely covered with balloons.
I went bowling with Jayne and Scott on Sunday night which was fun! I suck so bad at bowling but Jayne and Scott are really competitive so it makes me look even worse.
I had a family dinner at Table Table last night which was lovely. Family dinners can be a disaster but it was quite calm last night. It was great having a catch up with some people I hadn't seen in a while.
I'm off to see what I can spend my birthday money on. :)
I've been doing a lot of tidying and cleaning the past few days. I don't know if I'm bored or just sick of the mess. All this tidying has been accompanied by my marvellous playlist called "Songs to bake or tidy to".
It's pretty much heavily influenced by too much listening to Smooth Radio and some cheesy pop (either present day or from the 90's) which makes me want to dance (oh, and a few Disney songs thrown in for good measure!)
My skin has been such a mess recently. No matter what I do it's been breaking out. I don't know if the heat in work is making it worse or what. Going to make an attempt at running on a regular basis since my dad thinks my skin cleared up a bit when I was exercising daily.
On Friday I made an attempt at Lemon Meringue Cupcakes. The meringue didn't turn out too brilliantly, but it still tasted great. The recipe said if you don't have a cooks blowtorch, you should use your grill at a high temperature for a few seconds. As soon as I told my dad, he ran out to the garage and brought in a normal blowtorch. I wasn't for trying to brown the meringues with that, so I told him that he could do it. He set the cupcake cases on fire. But we had it all under control so it was okay! No cakes were harmed. They turned out quite nicely.
I finally finished reading Bridget Jones's Diary
last night. I'm not very good at this whole "read-as-many-books-as-possible" thing. I've started The Virgin Suicides now. Really going to try and read this one within a month.
Jayne is working at a charity thing on Friday face-paining. She asked me tonight if she could practise on me so she turned me into a cat. Although, once she'd finished and I asked if I could paint her face, she said no and ran off.